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[11/30/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp

by on Dec.01, 2013 @ 5:46 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Tetsuya Utsumi's wife is expected to give birth on or around December 17.  The couple already has three boys.  The fourth will be a girl.

Source: Sanspo 11/30/2013

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Uniform number changes announced on Friday:

Ryota Katsuki - from seventeen to thirteen
Daisuke Ochi - from twenty-two to sixty-seven
Genki Kawano - from ninety-five to fifty-three
Taishi Ota - from fifty-five to forty-five

Source: Sanspo 11/30/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Motonobu Tanishige is hoping Michihiro Ogasawara becomes a positive example/influence for the younger players on the team.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien placed orders for bats made out of two kinds of wood from Old Hickory Bat Company: rock maple and white ash.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Yuya Fukui is planning to work out with Seibu's Tatsuya Oishi and Nippon Ham's Yuki Saito in January.

Source: Daily Sports 11/30/2013, Nikkan Sports 11/30/2013